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General Ledger Accountant ( R-00054711 )





Bedford, England, United Kingdom


Job Description:

Summary responsibilities:

The SD&A UK GL Accountant has responsibility for a range of general ledger related activities for the SD&A UK Ltd entity, covering monthend close, balance sheet control, VAT return support and payroll accounting support.

The role works closely other members of the Leidos UK accounting function, especially the Accounting Operations Lead, and reports into the Finance Director SD&A UK Ltd.

The role is designated as a non-office based position.

Key responsibilities:

  • Monthend close activities

    • Prepare and post accruals, prepayments and adjustments for the SD&A UK Ltd entity

    • Review and sense-check the validity of the indirect (non-project specific) costs recorded for the period

    • Perform review of expensed capital GL codes and administer control to ensure correct GAAP treatment

    • Maintain the aged debt / bad debt working file – liaise with the credit controller and programme finance lead to ensure doubtful debt provisions correctly recorded

    • Capture and review programme asset postings, and maintain the balance sheet reconciliation

    • Support the Accounting Operations Lead with inventory and revenue monthend entries

  • Prepare the cashflow forecast for the SD&A UK Ltd entity

  • Support the Intercompany accountant and Accounting Operations Lead to reconcile the product related intercompany monthend position

  • Payroll accounting

    • Work with the controller team to prepare and post UK payroll entries for the period (including NHE entries)

    • Maintain the international payroll working files and post related journals

    • Support controller team with review of International payroll entries

    • Support Branch accountant with salary cost queries

    • Prepare / support preparation of related balance sheet reconciliations

  • VAT return support

    • Generate any required base reports to feed into the VAT returns for SD&A UK Ltd (core AR, AP and other related transaction reports)

    • Run weekly control checks on automated transactional reports under Making Tax Digital process for UK VAT return

    • Support outsourced providers in preparation of the non-UK VAT returns (providing base reports and transactional input)

    • Prepare the base Ireland VAT return for review by the Tax Manager

    • Review VAT returns with Tax Manager

  • Support the audit and stat accounts process for SD&A UK Ltd

External Referral Bonus:Eligible

Potential for Telework:No

Clearance Level Required:None


Scheduled Weekly Hours:37.5


Requisition Category:Professional

Job Family:Accounts Receivable

Pay Range: